I have been competing in obedience & agility since 1992 and instructing since 1995 and have
successfully competed in obedience and agility locally, state-wide and
nationally. I am a former agility
judge and have represented Qld in agility on several occasions.
When training, I use positive reinforcement
methods and teach you how to teach your dog so you can go away with the
knowledge, skills and tools necessary to further educate your dog whenever
you need to. Remember, training a dog is a continual process for the
life of your dog so getting a good foundation will prepare you to be a good leader
for your dog, any time, any place.
Agility is a fun 'sport'
that promotes good relationships between humans and dogs, through team work.
Training for agility, whether you intend to
compete or not, is a great way to keep you AND your dog fit, develop and
maintain a great relationship and keep your dog mentally engaged with you.
From beginners through to advanced students,
I will help you achieve your goals. Handling skills, course analysis and a
system of handling that can be applied to any dog you choose to do agility
For obvious reasons, unless you have
equipment of your own, Agility lessons are held at my place. Classes
are limited so bookings are essential.
I am also available for weekend clinics by
appointment. I can arrange to come to your club for a weekend of
agility from beginners to advanced. My clinics include course
analysis, handling skills and equipment training from beginners through to
Most dog breeds appreciate the discipline of
obedience and, while some are better than others, there is no reason why a
dog can't (and they all should) do some obedience to be a mentally balanced canine citizen.
A dog that has some basic obedience training is much more enjoyable to have
around and, because they have some control, they can be taken out with you
and enjoy more of your lives together rather than just sitting in a
backyard. Sometimes, a dog left to its own devices in a backyard can
become 'naughty' and usually this means destructive behaviour like digging
holes, taking washing off the line, etc. Dogs are just trying to
entertain themselves the best way they can. With obedience training,
and some forward planning, we can reduce these behaviours considerably.
Remember, the dogs spirit level usually amplifies a behaviour - good and